CSAT Questions

Modern History

Regarding Wood's Dispatch, which of the following statements are true?

  1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced. 
  2. Establishment of universities was recommended. 
  3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Modern History

With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs:

Institution - Founder 

1. Sanskrit College at Benaras - William Jones
2. Calcutta Madarsa - Warren Hastings
3. Fort William College - Arthur Wellesley

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only 
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

World GK

"Momentum for Change : Climate Neutral Now" is an initiative launched by

  1. The Intergovernmentai Panel on Climate Change 
  2. The UNEP Secretariat 
  3. The UNFCCC Secretariat 
  4. The World Meteorological Organisation

World GK

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a UN mechanism to assist countries transition towards greener and more inclusive economies, emerged at

  1. The Earth Summit on Sustainable Development 2002, Johannesburg
  2. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, Rio de Janeiro 
  3. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015, Paris 
  4. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, New Delhi

Agriculture Soils

With reference to agricultural soils, consider the following statements:

  1. A high content of organic matter in soil drastically reduces its water holding capacity.
  2. Soil does not play any role in the sulphur cycle.
  3. Irrigation over a period of time can contribute to the salinization of some agricultural lands.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Modern History

In 1920, which of the following changed its name to "Swarajya Sabha"?

  1. All India Home Rule League
  2. Hindu Mahasabha
  3. South Indian Liberal Federation
  4. The Servants of India Society

Modern History

Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India?

  1. Charter Act of 1813
  2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
  3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Technology GK

In which of the following areas can GPS technology be used?

  1. Mobile phone operations
  2. Banking operations
  3. Controlling the power grids

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Executive

If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then

  1. the Assembly of the State is automatically dissolved. 
  2. the powers of the Legislature of that State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament. 
  3. Article 19 is suspended in that State. 
  4. the President can make laws relating to that State.

Modern History

Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the

  1. increase in the export of Indian handicrafts 
  2. growth in the number of Indian owned factories 
  3. commercialization of Indian agriculture 
  4. rapid increase in the urban population

Modern History

After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government?

  1. The territories called `Santhal Paraganas' were created.
  2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non-Santhal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. Both 1 and 2 
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

National Income

Increase in absolute and per capita real GNP do not connote a higher level of economic development, if

  1. industrial output fails to keep pace with agricultural output.
  2. agricultural output fails to keep pace with industrial output.
  3. poverty and unemployment increase.
  4. imports grow faster than exports.

Budget Fiscal Policy

If a commodity is provided free to the public by the Government, then

  1. the opportunity cost is zero.
  2. the opportunity cost is ignored.
  3. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the tax-paying public.
  4. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the Government.

Money Banking

Which one of the following statements correctly describes the meaning of legal tender money?

  1. The money which is tendered in courts of law to defray the fee of legal cases.
  2. The money which a creditor is under compulsion to accept in settlement of his claims.
  3. The bank money in the form of cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, etc.
  4. The metallic money in circulation in a country.

Indian Economy

Which one of the following links all the ATMs in India?

  1. Indian banks' Association 
  2. National Securities Depository Limited 
  3. National Payments Corporation of India 
  4. Reserve Bank of India

World GK

"Rule of Law Index" is released by which of the following?

  1. Amnesty International 
  2. International Court of Justice 
  3. The Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights 
  4. World Justice Project

Modern History

He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji and Shrikrishna; stayed in America for some time; and was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was

  1. Aurobindo Ghosh
  2. Bipin Chandra Pal
  3. Lala Lajpat Rai
  4. Motilal Nehru

Organisations & Policies

How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)?

  1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by an executive order of the Government.
  2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

GB Living Organisms

Which of the following leaf modifications occur(s) in the desert areas to inhibit water loss?

  1. Hard and waxy leaves
  2. Tiny leaves 
  3. Thorns instead of leaves

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Modern History

Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

  1. To maintain a large standing army at other's expense 
  2. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger 
  3. To secure a fixed income for the Company 
  4. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States

Medieval History

Which one of the following foreign travellers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India?

  1. Francois Bernier
  2. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
  3. Jean de Thevenot
  4. Abbe Barthelemy Carre

Medieval History

With reference to the religious practices in India, the "Sthanakvasi" sect belongs to

  1. Buddhism 
  2. Jainism 
  3. Vaishnavism 
  4. Shaivism

Modern History

Who among the following were the founders of the "Hind Mazdoor Sabha" established in 1948?

  1. B. Krishna Pillai, E.M.S. Namboodiripad and K.C. George 
  2. Jayaprakash Narayan, Deen Day al Upadhyay and M.N. Roy 
  3. C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, K. Kamaraj and Veeresalingam Pantulu 
  4. Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam and G.G. Mehta

Modern History

Which one of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha?

  1. Active all-India participation of lawyers, students and women in the National Movement
  2. Active involvement of Dalit and Tribal communities of India in the National Movement
  3. Joining of peasant unrest to India's National Movement
  4. Drastic decrease in the cultivation of plantation crops and commercial crops

Modern History

The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were

  1. Raw cotton, oil-seeds and opium
  2. Sugar, salt, zinc and lead
  3. Copper, silver, gold, spices and tea
  4. Cotton, silk, saltpetre and opium

Minerals Industries

With reference to solar power production in India, consider the following statements:

  1. India is the third largest in the world in the manufacture of silicon wafers used in photovoltaic units. 
  2. The solar power tariffs are determined by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Current GK

With reference to the Genetically Modified mustard (GM mustard) developed in India, consider the following statements :

  1. GM mustard has the genes of a soil bacterium that give the plant the property of pest-resistance to a wide variety of pests.
  2. GM mustard has the genes that allow the plant cross-pollination and hybridization.
  3. GM mustard has been developed jointly by the IARI and Punjab Agricultural University.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Current GK

With reference to the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements :

  1. IRNSS has three satellites in geostationary and four satellites in geosynchronous orbits.
  2. IRNSS covers entire India and about 5500 sq. km beyond its borders. 
  3. India will have its own satellite navigation system with full global coverage by the middle of 2019.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. None

Basic LR Sets

Four political parties W, X, Y and Z decided to set up a joint candidate for the coming parliamentary elections. The formula agreed by them was the acceptance of a candidate of the most of the parties. For aspiring candidates A, B, C and D approached the parties for their ticket.

  • A was acceptable to W but not Z
  • B was acceptable to Y but not X
  • C was acceptable to W and Y
  • D was acceptable to W and X

When candidate B was preferred by W and Z, candidate C was preferred by X and Z and candidate A was acceptable to X but not Y: Who got the ticket?

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Basic LR Sets

In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals. The professor has to go up to meet his IAS officer friend. The doctor is equally friendly to all, and has to go up as frequently as go down. The engineer has to go up to meet his MLA friend above whose flat lives the professor's friend.

From the ground floor to the top floor, in what order do the five professionals live?

  1. IAS officer, Engineer, Doctor, Professor, MLA
  2. Engineer, Professor, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA
  3. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, MLA, IAS officer
  4. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA

Basic LR Sets

A, B, C, D and E belong to five different cities P, Q, R, S and T (not necessarily in that order). Each one of them comes from a different city. Further it is given that:

  • 1. B and C do not belong to Q
  • 2. B and E do not belong to P and R
  • 3. A and C do not belong to R, S and T
  • 4. D and E do not belong to Q and T

Which one of the following statements is not correct?

  1. B belongs to S
  2. C belongs to P
  3. D belongs to R
  4. A belongs to Q

Basic LR Sets

Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs.

  • (i) C is seated next to A
  • (ii) A is seated two seats from D
  • (iii) B is not seated next to A

Which of the following must be true?

  • (I) D is seated next to B
  • (II) E is seated next to A

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. Both I and II
  4. Neither I nor II

Basic LR Sets

Four friends A, B, C and D distribute some money among themselves in such a manner that A gets one less than B, C gets 5 more than D, D gets 3 more than B. who gets the smallest amount?'

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Basic LR Sets

Geeta is older than her cousin Meena. Meena's brother Bipin is older than Geeta. When Meena and Bipin visit Geeta, they like to play chess. Meena wins the game more often than Geeta.

Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above?

  1. Geeta hates to lose the game.
  2. Geeta is the oldest among the three.
  3. While playing chess with Geeta and Meena, Bipin often loses.
  4. Meena is the youngest of the three.

Basic LR Sets

Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is

  1. Blue
  2. Orange
  3. Red
  4. Violet

Basic LR Sets

The music director of a film wants to select four persons to work on different aspects of a composition of a piece of music. Seven persons are available for this work; they are Rohit, Tanya, Shobha, Kaushak, Kunal, Mukesh and Jaswant. 

Rohit and Tanya will not work together. Kunal and Shobha will not work together. Mukesh and Kunal want to work together.

Which of the following is the most acceptable group of people that can be selected by the music director?

  1. Tanya, Kaushal, Shobha and Rohit
  2. Tanya, Mukesh, Kunal and Jaswant
  3. Rohit, Shobha, Kunal and Kaushal
  4. Shobha, Tanya, Rohit and Mukesh

Basic LR Sets

A cube of side 12 cm is painted red on all the faces and then cut into smaller cubes, each of side 3 cm. What is the total number of smaller cubes having none of their faces painted?

  1. 24
  2. 12
  3. 16
  4. 8

Basic LR Sets

Six engineers Anthony, Brad, Carla, Dinesh, Evan and Frank are offered jobs at six different locations - England, Germany, India, Australia, Singapore and UAE. The jobs offered are in six different branches, and are based on their competence as well as preference. The branches are IT, Mechanical, Chemical, Electronics, Metallurgy and Electrical, though not necessarily in the same order. Their placements are subject to the following conditions:

  1. The engineer in the Electrical Department is not placed in Germany.
  2. Anthony is placed in Singapore while Dinesh in UAE.
  3. Frank is not in the Metallurgy Department but Brad is in the Chemical Department.
  4. Evan is placed in the Mechanical Department while Frank is offered a job in Australia.
  5. The only department offering jobs in India is the Chemical Department while there are no vacancies for IT in Singapore.
  6. Anthony is interested in IT and Electrical Department while Frank is interested in IT and Mechanical Department. Both of them settle for the options available based on their interests in the locations allotted to them.
  7. In recent years, UAE has emerged as a hub for metallurgy exports and thus recruitment is done for the same while all mechanical posts are in England.

1. Who joined the Electronics Department?

  1. Dinesh
  2. Anthony
  3. Carla
  4. Brad

2. The person placed in UAE is in the which Department?

  1. Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Metallurgy
  4. Chemical

3. Out of the following, which is the correct combination?

  1. Anthony-Germany-Electrical
  2. Brad-India-Chemical
  3. Evan-England-Electronics
  4. Frank-Australia-Metallurgy

4. Who joined the IT Department in Australia?

  1. Frank
  2. Carla
  3. Evan
  4. Brad

5. Which combination is true for Dinesh?

  1. India-Electrical
  2. UAE-Electronics
  3. England-Metallurgy
  4. UAE-Metallurgy

Basic LR Sets

Due to astrological reasons, a mother named all her daughters with the alphabet K as Kamla, Kamlesh, Kriti, Kripa, Kranti and Kalpana.

  1. Kamla is not the tallest while Kripa is not the most qualified.
  2. The shortest is the most qualified amongst them all.
  3. Kalpana is more qualified than Kamlesh who is more qualified than Kriti.
  4. Kamla is less qualified than Kamlesh but is taller than Kamlesh.
  5. Kalpana is shorter than Kriti but taller than Kranti.
  6. Kriti is more qualified than Kamla while Kamlesh is taller than Kriti.
  7. Kripa is the least qualified amongst the daughters.

1. Who is the third tallest starting in decreasing order of height?

  1. Kamla
  2. Kamlesh
  3. Kriti
  4. Kranti

2. Who is the most qualified?

  1. Kamlesh
  2. Kriti
  3. Kripa
  4. Kranti

3. What is the rank of Kriti in increasing order of qualification?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 4

4. What is the rank of Kamla in increasing order of height?

  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 4
  4. 2

Directions

Alex walks 1 mile towards East and then he turns towards South and walks further 5 miles. After that he turns East and walks 2 miles further. Finally he turns to his North and walks 9 miles. How far is he from the starting point?

  1. 25 miles
  2. 2 miles
  3. 5 miles
  4. 4 miles

Basic LR Sets Blood Relations

Read the following passage and answer (three) items that follow:

A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family. There are two fathers, two sons, two wives, three males and two females. The teacher was the, wife of a lawyer who was the son of a doctor. E is not male, neither also a wife of a professional. C is the youngest person in the family and D is the eldest. B is a male.

1. How is D related to E?

  1. Son
  2. Father
  3. Wife
  4. Husband

2. Who are the females in the group?

  1. C and E
  2. E and A 
  3. D and E
  4. C and D 

3. Whose wife is the teacher?

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Basic LR Sets

In a survey regarding a proposal measure to be introduced, 2878 person took part of which 1652 were males. 1226 persons voted against the proposal of which 796 were males. 1425 persons voted for the proposal. 196 females were undecided.

1. How many females voted for the proposal?

  1. 624
  2. 430
  3. 600
  4. 640

2. How many females were not in favour the proposal?

  1. 430
  2. 1226
  3. 586
  4. 496

How many males were undecided?

  1. 31
  2. 426
  3. 227
  4. 581

Basic LR Sets

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

1. Which lecture is scheduled before the Mathematics lecture?

  1. History
  2. English
  3. Statistics
  4. Economics

2. Which lecture is the last one in the week?

  1. Economics
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. History

3. Which lecture is scheduled on Monday?

  1. History
  2. Economics
  3. Statistics
  4. Mathematics

4. Which lecture is scheduled on Wednesday?

  1. History
  2. Statistics
  3. English
  4. Economics

5. Which lecture is scheduled between Statistics and English?

  1. History
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. No lecture

Basic LR Sets

Read the following statements and answer the four items that follow:

Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows:

  • P and R are connected by boat only
  • S and R are connected by bus and boat
  • P and Q are connected by boat as well as rail
  • Q and T are connected by air only
  • T and R are connected by rail and bus

1. Which more of transport would help one to reach R starting from Q, but without changing the mode of transport?

  1. Rail
  2. Boat
  3. Air
  4. Bus

2. If a person visits each of the places starting from P and gets back to P, which of the following places must he visit twice?

  1. R
  2. S
  3. Q
  4. T

3. Which of the following pairs of cities is connected by any of the routes directly without going to any other city?

  1. Q and R
  2. P and T
  3. T and S
  4. None of these

4. Between which two cities among the pairs of cities given below are there maximum travel options available?

  1. Q and S
  2. P and R
  3. Q and R
  4. P and T

Basic LR Sets

Read the following passage and answer the three items that follow:

A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcoming tournament. For this 7 players are available: males A, B and C; and females W, X, Y and Z. All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team of four, all players must be able to play with each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannot play with Z and W cannot play with Y.

1. If Y is selected and B is rejected, the team will consist of which one of the following groups?

  1. A, W, Y and Z
  2. A, C, W and Y
  3. A, C, Y and Z
  4. A, C, X and Y

2. B is selected and Y is rejected, the team will consist of which one of the following groups?

  1. A, B, C and X
  2. A, B, C and W
  3. A, W, Y and Z
  4. A, B, C and Z

3. If all the three males are selected, then how many combinations of four member teams are possible?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Basic LR Sets

Examine carefully the following statements and answer the three items that follow:

Out of four friends A, B, C and D, A and B play football and cricket, B and C play cricket and hockey, A and D play basketball and football, C and D play hockey and basketball.

1. Who does not play hockey?

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

2. Who plays football, basketball and hockey?

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

3. Which game do B, C and D play?

  1. Cricket
  2. Basketball
  3. Football
  4. Hockey

Syllogism

Consider the following three statements:

  1. Only students can participate in the race.
  2. Some participants in the race are girls.
  3. All girl participants in the race are invited for coaching.

Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

  1. All students are invited for coaching.
  2. All participants in the race are students.
  3. All participants in the race are invited for coaching. 
  4. None of these

Syllogism

Examine the following statements:

  1. None but the rich ran afford air-travel.
  2. Some of those who travel by air become sick.
  3. Some of those who become sick require treatment.

Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

  1. All the rich persons become sick.
  2. All those who travel by air are rich.
  3. Those who travel by air become sick.
  4. All the rich persons travel by air.

Syllogism

Consider the following statements:

  1. All artists are whimsical.
  2. Some artists are drug addicts.
  3. Frustrated people are prone to become drug addicts.

From the above three statements it may be concluded that:

  1. Whimsical people are generally frustrated.
  2. All frustrated people are drug addicts.
  3. Artists are frustrated.
  4. Some drug addicts are whimsical.

Syllogism

Examine the following statements:

  1. None but students are the members of the club.
  2. Some members of the club are married.
  3. All married persons are invited for dance.

Which one of the conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

  1. All members of the club are married person
  2. All married students are invited for dance
  3. All students are invited for dance
  4. None of these